300 Grassroots Activists, Neighborhood Leaders Endorse Councilmember David Ryu's Re-Election Bid

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Adding to the immense outpouring of support for his re-election bid, today Councilmember David Ryu announced that he has received the endorsement of 300 grassroots, community activists from throughout Los Angeles and Council District Four. 

“We have received many critical endorsements since our campaign kicked off, but nothing is as important as having the grassroots at my side,” Councilmember Ryu said. “These are the people who - day in, day out - volunteer their time to making Los Angeles a better place for all. With grassroots support, I won my first election in 2015, and with grassroots support, we will win our next election on March 3, 2020”. 

In addition to neighborhood association and nonprofit leaders, Councilmember Ryu has also garnered the endorsements of several local, Democratic Party activists. A full list of the most recent 100 grassroots activists who have endorsed Councilmember Ryu can be found below: 

 

  • John Alford: Executive Board Member, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley*

  • Leeor Alpern: President Emeritus, Democrats for Israel Los Angeles*

  • Colette Amin: Film Liaison & NonProfit Alternate Representative, Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council*

  • Bobbie Jean Anderson: Trustee, New Frontier Democratic Club*

  • Nyla Arslanian: President Emeritus, Hollywood Arts Council* 

  • Oscar Arslanian: Former Chair, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce* 

  • Chris Anderson: Executive Board Member, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley*

  • Lester Aponte: LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles & President, Stonewall Democratic Club*

  • Shawnee Badger: Founder/President, Vegan Action Fund*

  • Cecile Bendavid: Region 2 Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Raymond Bishop: Former Los Angeles City Planning Commissioner & Business Caucus Chair, California Democratic Party*

  • Christopher Bowen: President, Stonewall Young Democrats*

  • Ray Buenaventura: Vice Chair, California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs*

  • Adrienne Burke: Former President, Valley Grassroots for Democracy*

  • Barbara Jean Calhoun: AD 64 Delegation Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Sergio Carrillo: Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Damian Carroll: Executive Board Member, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley*

  • Christopher Castillo: State Coordinator, West Cal Academy*

  • Karen Chang: Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Michael Colorge: Board Member, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley*

  • Ray Cordova: Chair, South County Labor*

  • Myran Cotton: Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Sergio Cuculiza: Co-Founder & Executive Director, Beautify Earth*

  • Dr. Ayana Davis: Second Vice President, New Frontier Democratic Club*

  • Mike Davis: President, New Frontier Democratic Club*

  • Doris Dent: AD 45 Delegate, California Democratic Party*

  • Lloyd Dent: Board Member, Valley Grassroots for Democracy*

  • Raj Dhillon: Environmental Health Policy Manager

  • Marion Dodge: President, Friends of Griffith Park*

  • Gil "Anthony" Duarte: Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Jeff Ebenstein: Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Michelle Elmer: Vice President, Democrats for Israel Los Angeles*

  • Dr. John Erickson: Commissioner, City of West Hollywood Planning Commission*

  • Ric Fazekas: Member, East Area Progressive Democrats*

  • Carolyn Fowler: Vice Chair, California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus*

  • Dallas Fowler: Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Brian Gavidia: Member, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley*

  • Laurie Goldman: President, Friends of the Hollywood Central Park*

  • Rosalba González: Director of Operations, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Larry Gross: Executive Director, Coalition for Economic Survival*

  • Larry Guzin: President, Windsor Square Homeowners Association*

  • Jacob Haik: Committee Co-Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Drexel Heard: Community Vice President, Stonewall Democratic Club*

  • Leah Herzberg: AD 45 Delegation Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Malcolm Johnson: Second Vice President, East Area Progressive Democrats*

  • Chad Jones: Former Chair, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley*

  • Cindy Kalman: President, Valley Grassroots for Democracy*

  • Michael Kapp: Member, Democratic National Committee*

  • Dr. Theresa Karam: Leader, Toluca Terrace Homeowners Association*

  • Rob Katherman: Director, Water Replenishment District*

  • Missy Kelly: President, Beachwood Canyon Neighborhood Association* 

  • Hyung Kim: Director, Cedars Sinai Medical Center*

  • Chaplain Young Koh: Chaplain, St. James' School*

  • Andrew Lachman: President, Democrats for Israel Los Angeles*

  • Micha Liberman: Board Member, Democrats for Israel Los Angeles*

  • Henry Lo: Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Daniel Lopez: Former President, Los Angeles County Young Democrats*

  • Joseph Lopez: State Coordinator, West Cal Academy*

  • Luis Lopez: Member, East Area Progressive Democrats*

  • Steven Luftman: Former Board Member, Mid City West Community Council*

  • Patrick MacFarlane: Member, Los Angeles County Young Democrats*

  • Richard Matthews: Chair, North Valley Democratic Club*

  • Yves Mieszala: Board Member & Planning and Land Use Committee Member, Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council*

  • Keith Nakata: Former Board Member & Land Use Committee Chair, Mid City West Community Council*

  • Marc B. Nathanson: Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, Pacific Council on International Policy*

  • Paul Michael Neuman: Founder & Coordinator, Northeast Silver Lake Neighborhood Watch*

  • Irma Beserra Nunez: Commissioner, City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission* 

  • Serena Oberstein: Former President, City of Los Angeles Ethics Commission* 

  • Robert H. Philibosian: Former District Attorney, Los Angeles County & Chairman Emeritus, Los Angeles County Economy and Efficiency Commission*

  • Richard Pink: President, Pink's Hot Dogs, Inc.*

  • Mark Pulido: Former Boardmember, California Volunteers Commission*

  • Dorothy Reik: President, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains*

  • Judge Glen Reiser (Ret.): Former Judge / Lecturer, Judicial Council of California’s Center for Judicial Education and Research / Mediator, Arbitrator and Special Master, JAMS*

  • Laurence Roberts: Member, Doheny-Sunset Plaza Neighborhood Association* 

  • Joyce Rubin: AD 46 Delegation Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Bobbi Rubinstein: National Women's Political Caucus, San Fernando Valley Chapter*

  • Duncan Singh Sachdeva: Small Business Owner & Commissioner, City Of Vernon Business and Industry Commission*

  • Bruce Saito: Founding Member, Los Angeles Conservations Corps & Director, California Conservation Corps*

  • Marcos Sanchez: President, Los Angeles County Young Democrats*

  • Patt Sanders: Vice-Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Susie Shannon: Homelessness/ Anti-Poverty Advocate & Member, Democratic National Committee* 

  • Bonnie Shatun: Retired Teacher & Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Garry S. Shay: Executive Board Member, California Democratic Party*

  • Harry Sherman: Leader, San Fernando Valley Faith Based Coalition on Homelessness*

  • Bill Simon: Hancock Park Community Leader*

  • Amrik Singh: Small Business Owner & General Secretary, Hollywood Sikh Temple*

  • Gulbagh Singh: Small Business Owner & Treasurer, Hollywood Sikh Temple*

  • Gurdev Singh: Small Business Owner & Vice-President (Finance), Hollywood Sikh Temple*

  • Patti Skinner Sulpizio: Region 1 Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Logan Smith: Executive Board Member, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley*

  • Ronnie Jayne Solomon: AD 54 Delegation Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Edward Stapleton: President, City of L.A. LGBTQ Association*

  • Cat Stevens: Founder, Cub Rally*

  • Cooke Sunoo: Member, Windsor Square Homeowners Association*

  • Elaine Sunoo: Member, Windsor Square Homeowners Association*

  • Rachel Torres: Deputy Political and Civil Rights Director, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 770*

  • William Turner: Member, M Street Neighborhood Watch* 

  • Howard Welinsky: Chair, Democrats for Israel Los Angeles*

  • Harold Williams: AD 64 Delegation Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Thomas Wong: Board Member, Climate Resolve* 

 

Since launching his re-election campaign in November, Councilmember Ryu has received a set of powerful endorsements to bolster his campaign. So far, Councilmember Ryu, has announced endorsements from Planned Parenthood & dozens of women leadersthe Democratic Party &  local Democratic organizationsU.S. Senator Dianne FeinsteinU.S. Congressman Adam SchiffLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti & fellow Los Angeles elected leadersstate legislatorsCounty elected officials and local labor unions. A full list of his endorsements can be found here


Earlier this month, Councilmember Ryu rolled out his second digital ad in his re-election bid.

Titled "Progressive” the ad can be viewed by clicking here or on the link below:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Constituents are invited to stay up to date by following Councilmember Ryu’s Facebook Page here and Twitter feed here.
 

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only 


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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys. 

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